“Canada’s privacy watchdog said Thursday many Canadians don’t know how closely companies are tracking their online activities — much less are they providing informed consent.

“We have some serious concerns about online tracking, profiling and targeting — and the fact that many Canadians don’t know what’s happening behind their computer screens, let alone agree to it. Children — who are going online at younger and younger ages — are even less likely to understand,” Jennifer Stoddart told a privacy symposium in Toronto, where she released the final report of public consultations held last year on privacy issues in the online world.”

From Canada.com